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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Classic and modern comfort food in an ancient hostelry

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At a glance

Open all year
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Service charge
Credit cards accepted

If The Talbot looks ancient, that's maybe because its stone façades, mullioned windows and grand timber staircase were recycled from Fotheringhay Castle in the 17th century. Nowadays it does a brisk trade as a hotel, coffee house and eatery, aka the restaurant, where bare tables and classy cutlery work well in the modern, minimalist-yet-comfy space. Start with crab linguine ramped up with dill, lemon, chilli crème fraîche and shaved truffle, followed by a home-baked, shortcrust pastry-topped steak, ale and mushroom pie with thick-cut chips. Otherwise, go for more up-to-date roast lamb rump with Moroccan-spiced couscous and chickpea salsa and finish with fig and almond tart sauced with honey ice cream.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2.30
  • Dinner served from: 6.30
  • Dinner served until: 9.30


  • Chef(s): Christian Koroma

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: British
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 30
  • Wines over £30: 9
  • Wines by the glass: 16

Price guide

  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Steps for wheelchair: 2
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 48
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 64
  • On-site parking available

Getting here

A605 Northampton/Oundle at rdbt exit Oundle A427 Station Road, turn onto New Street

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